Where a constitutional amendment coming up for a vote on November 8 would declare a fertilized human egg to be a viable person. An abortion would constitute murder.
As the chilling New York Times article points out, this is an ominous new tack in the war against women’s rights to choose what they do with their bodies—a war running concurrently with the war to drag women back into the Middle Ages.
If I haven’t said this previously, let me shout it now: the primary dynamic of fundamentalism, no matter the name of the god or the cockamamie elaborations of which bible, is to suppress women’s rights.
The polls in Mississippi indicate that this amendment will pass. Ladies, are you kicking and screaming yet? No? Well, here’s a quote from a male Mississippi obstetrician:
Dr. Eric Webb, an obstetrician in Tupelo, Miss., who has spoken out on behalf of Proposition 26, said that the concerns about wider impacts were overblown and that the critics were “avoiding the central moral question.” “With the union of the egg and sperm, that is life, and genetically human,” Dr. Webb said.
The board that certified this guy should remove his license to practice medicine upon women.
And by the way, when did the accurate phrase “freedom to choose” degenerate, even in the rational media, into “abortion rights?” I think this is what is called “branding.” An ugly word, no matter how you interpret it.